Thursday, June 10, 2010


Surprisingly-many of my students have expressed real concern about the Mayan calendar and the alleged end of the world as we know it in just a couple of years. So, for the record: the world's not about to end, not at least on account of anything a long-gone ancient world thought it knew about last things. Here's the lowdown on 2012...

If college students are confused about this, no wonder younger kids are too. ("Children Waiting for the End of the World") Science education (and critical thinking, and philosophy) are more urgently needed at every level of our curricula than ever before.

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